Happy Fifth of October, everyone!
I’m always excited about the fifth of the month as I get to post this monthly feature where I get to post five random news item/observation/trailer, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here.
So here we go …
- It’s October which means it’s horror movie month for a lot of people. Well, as most of you already know, horror isn’t my cup of tea so FlixChatter will remain horror-free all month long. With that said, there are a couple of horror movies that I do appreciate and perhaps don’t even mind watching again, such as 28 Days Later and The Sixth Sense (weird that both have numbers in them. Now tell me, what’s the best and/or scariest horror flick you’ve ever seen?
- I haven’t blogged about any superhero stuff in a while so today’s as good a time as any. Check out this photo of Russell Crowe as Jor-El (that’s Superman’s dad in case you didn’t know) on the set of Man of Steel in Vancouver.
It’s ‘Lord of the rings meets Merlin meets Game of thrones meets Robin hood,’ says one commenter on Superherohype. Don’t forget Thor! 😀 I actually think it looks pretty cool, it’s certainly more rugged and imaginative than the white neon-y thing that Marlon Brando wore in the first Superman. This one makes Jor-El look like a Medieval warrior than a Kryptonian scientist though. What do you think folks? Are you liking the costume and/or casting of Man of Steel so far?
- The adrenaline-junkie that is Tom Cruise is seen hanging down from a ridiculously high skyscraper in this IMAX poster on the zillionth Mission Impossible movie.
It’s a pretty cool-looking poster IMO, though it kinda makes me dizzy as I have just a touch of vertigo. I know my friend and FC guest-blogger Ted looooves watching movies at IMAX theaters, but I personally get a headache watching action-packed scenes on those giant, surround screen. My question to you is two-fold… do you like watching movies on those IMAX giant screen? If so, what’s the latest film you saw there?
- This past weekend, two of the top three box office winners were animal-themed movies: Dolphin Tale and Lion King 3D. Seems like there is no shortage in this sub-genre as later this month, the Shrek character spin-off Puss in the Boots will hit theaters. If I were to name my three favorite animal-themed flicks, I’d probably go with The Lion King, Finding Nemo and if we’re counting documentaries, March of the Penguins. What’s your favorite animal-themed movie?
- Yesterday was supposed to be Charlton Heston’s 88th birthday. The iconic Hollywood legend has done 129 projects in his lifetime, including TV, voice-over work, etc. since his first ever film in 1941. He often plays larger-than-life characters such as Moses in The Ten Commandments and a Jewish prince in Ben-Hur. I’m hoping to get the BD box set of the latter that’s just been released. The reviews have been as stellar as the masterpiece itself. Man that chariot scene’s got to look spectacular on Blu-ray!
So what’s your favorite Charlton Heston role?
Well, that’s it for this month’s Five for the Fifth. Now, please pick a question out of the five above or better yet, do ‘em all!